The Aiello Breast Center is a comprehensive breast center focusing on the healthcare of women and occasionally men with breast cancer, where we treat all aspects of breast health. The Aiello Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program of the American College of Surgeons.
How is breast cancer detected?
The detection of breast cancer has three main components. Self breast examination, clinical breast examination, and mammography. We recommend self breast exams for all women, even women who feel that everything they feel is a lump and they don’t know what they're doing. Our motivation is to get women to become comfortable with their own breast, so they can detect a change, but not necessarily diagnose their own lumps.
Clinical breast exams are done by a health care practitioner. Women in their 20s should have breast exams every three years. Once a woman is in her 30s, clinical breast exams should be done annually. Annual mammography is recommended at the age of 40, although women with medical and family histories of cancer may have mammograms earlier.
The Aiello Breast Center is located at 203 Hospital Drive on the UM BWMC campus. For more information about The Aiello Breast Center, please call 410-553-8351.